Watson

Watson is a sept of Clan Buchanan.  As Clan Buchanan Society Intenational (CBSI) genealogist I have a large amount of Watson data unrelated to my line.

My Watsons are from Scotland.  The rumor was James Watson was from “Tweed,” which could refer to Tweedsmuir, in Peebleshire, or the river Tweed, which runs through several counties in Scotland.

This page has some BMD documents pertaining to my Watsons.

Research Questions

Where exactly was James Watson from?

Lineage

James Watson was born circa 1796 in Scotland.  He married Elizabeth Linnen on 1 NOV 1821 in Ogdenburg, St. Lawrence County, New York.  He died AFT 1861.  They had: James  b 3 JUL 1825, d 24 MAY 1904; Robert b 3 JUL 1825, Edwardsburgh, Grenville County, Ontario, Canada, d 24 MAY 1904, Riding Mountain, Manitoba, Canada; Elizabeth bc 1828, d 25 FEB 1902, Edwardsburgh, Grenville County, Ontario, Canada; David b AUG 1831, d 9 OCT 1911, Manitoba, Canada; John bc 1832, d MAY 1866; Isabel bc 1832, d MAY 1866; Mary b 15 NOV 1840, Prescott, Ontario, Canada, d 14 JUN 1922, Rosedale, Manitoba, Canada; George b 26 MAR 1841, Edwardsburgh, Grenville County, Ontario, Canada, d 25 APR 1923, Millet, Alberta, Canada; and William James Watson b 10 MAR 1844, Edwardsburgh, Grenville County, Ontario, Canada, d 17 JUN 1926, Plumas, Manitoba, Canada.

I descend from two of James’s children

First line

Isabel Watson was born circa 1832 and died MAY 1866.  She married John Buchanan (b 10 AUG 1829, Tyrone County, Ireland; d 15 FEB 1909, Longford Municipality, Manitoba, Canada).  See my Buchanan page for information on their descendants.

Second line

William James Watson was born 10 MAR 1844, Edwardsburgh, Grenville County, Ontario, Canada.  He died 17 JUN 1926, Plumas, Manitoba, Canada.  He married Eliza Ash on 22 SEP 1876,  Elma Township, Perth County, Ontario, Canada.  They had: William James (Jim) Hopkinson b 28 SEP 1877, Wroxeter, Ontario, Canada; Mary Jane b 7 DEC 1878, Wroxeter, Ontario, Canada, d 11 JUN 1947, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada; Eliza Ann b 14 APR 1880, Wroxeter, Ontario, Canada, d 9 MAY 1973; Sarah Elizabeth b 27 OCT 1881, Turnberry Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada, d 2 MAR 1959, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Robert George b 18 OCT 1884, Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada, d 17 OCT 1936; Martha Ellen b 28 MAR 1885, Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada, d 2 JUL 1949, Oakville, Manitoba, Canada; John Henry b 2 MAR 1887, Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada, d 7 FEB 1967, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada; Katherine b 5 MAY 1889, Plumas, Manitoba, Canada, d 21 JUL 1963, Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada; Evelyn b 2 FEB 1891, Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada, d 12 FEB 1984, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; David C. b 8 NOV 1892, Tupper District, Manitoba, Canada, d 5 JAN 1974, Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada; Lucille (Lucy) b 26 FEB 1897, Tupper District, Manitoba, Canada, d 5 JAN 1974; and Elgin Ernest b 21 JAN 1904, Tupper District, Manitoba, Canada, d 4 AUG 1996.

Sarah Elizabeth Watson was born 27 OCT 1881, Turnberry Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada.  She died 2 MAR 1959, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  She married James George Buchanan (b 10 MAR 1864, Elma, Perth County, Ontario, Canada) on 10 DEC 1902, Rosedale, Beautiful Plains, Manitoba, Canada.  See my Buchanan page for information on their descendants.

 

 

2 Responses to Watson

  1. Wayne Watson says:

    I know we are related not sure how my dad is Raymond Watson b plumas manitobia I think 1921/22

    • Patty says:

      Wayne,

      I think we are second cousins! I have a Wayne Watson (son of Raymond Watson), that is a second cousin. Are you him? If yes, we both descend from William Watson and Eliza Ash… My email is genealogyph@sbcglobal.net. Feel free to email me.

      Patty

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